All three junior teams played away fixtures on Saturday and the A team, Maccabi “Oded,” were held to a goalless draw by their hosts, Maccabi Netanya. The Maccabi boys’ winning streak may have been halted, but they have temporarily, at least, retained the lead in their division with 16 points from seven matches. Maccabi Haifa, who are second in the table with 15 points, have a game in hand and will play on Tuesday against city rivals Hapoel Haifa.

The B team, Maccabi Eli Fuchs, came back from Hapoel Ramat Gan with a 3-1 win. Lior Aloni put Maccabi ahead in the fourth minute and two more goals by Orel Baya in the 22nd and 41st minute put the result beyond doubt even though the hosts scored a late consolation goal. The boys lead their division with 22 points from 10 matches.

The C team, Maccabi “Eldad” also won 3-1 at Hapoel Beersheba in a preview of sorts for the big game on Monday. It was their second consecutive win. Beersheba took an early lead but goals by Agam Hanoun in the 38th and 40th minutes and a third by Michael Merenstein in the 75th secured the win. The boys are in third place in their division with 12 points from four games.